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Independent Judiciary

  • The Judiciary of India is an independent body.
  • It is separate from the Executive and Legislative bodies of the Indian Government.
  • The Executive and Legislature, that is the Central and State Governments, cannot interfere in the work of the judiciary.
  • The courts are not under the government and do not act on their behalf.
  • Judges in the High Court as well as the Supreme Court are appointed with very little interference from the other branches of the government.
  • It is also very difficult to remove a judge from his post.

Advantages of an Independent Judiciary

  • It is the independence of the judiciary that allows the courts to play a central role in ensuring that there is no misuse of power by the legislature and the executive.
  • It also plays a crucial role in protecting the Fundamental Rights of citizens because anyone can approach the courts if they believe that their rights have been violated.
  • Politicians cannot use their power to change any judgement.

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